Letter: Fun on the farm | AspenTimes.com

Letter: Fun on the farm

With more children than chickens at Aspen TREE’s FarmPark at Cozy Point Ranch on Saturday, our second annual Farmyard Costume Party was a huge success! More than 200 folks came out in full Halloween attire, and the context of the costumes made the event playful and unique. Some personal highlights for me included seeing a “fox” feeding a chicken, a “chicken” feeding am alpaca and more than a dozen “Elsa princesses” in a tropical greenhouse.

But what really made the event special was the wide range of community support and partnership that made it possible in the first place.

I’d like to extend a thank-you to Heather Macdonald for incubating the idea of the event; Liv Glasgow, River Morgan and Emily Taylor for organizing it; Shayne Morgan, Judy Lovins and Patsy Batchelder for volunteering at the event; Tina Person, Corina Minniti and Becky Helmus of Wildwood for setting up an interactive story walk; Katherine Bell and Anderson Ranch for setting up a planter-pot-painting station; Traci Wright for painting faces; and the Woody Creek Community Center for providing food.

I am honored to be stewarding this amazing piece of city land at Cozy Point Ranch and so glad we get to share it with the community, especially during fun events like the Farmyard Costume Party!

For those who missed the party, please feel free to visit the FarmPark anytime, and join us for our eighth annual Farm to Table free community meal, which will be at the Jerome on Nov. 24.

Eden Vardy


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